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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions

I was supposed to be at Newtonmore for the weekend and drove down after a hospital appointment in the snow across the Dava Moor. I was going to be out with my club the Moray Mountaineers. We were staying at … Continue reading

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Stunning day in the Cairngorms – so many out enjoying themselves, Blue skies, cold, no wind.

  I had the offer of a lift by Dan and Pete to go to the Cairngorms yesterday the weather was perfect and the Avalanche forecast good. I have to drive a lot on my own and it was to … Continue reading

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Off to the Cairngorms with mates depending on the roads and weather.

The weather looks not bad in a matter of fact it looks great as does the Avalanche Forecast so I am off to the Cairngorms for a wander depending on the roads. It snowed heavily yesterday and even where I … Continue reading

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Be aware of heavy snow in the Mountains – Have you read the Avalanche reports for today.

When deep snow accumulates progress is often time consuming and strenuous, significantly affecting the distance one can travel on foot. Deep drifts can develop if snow is combined with strong winds. “A heightened avalanche risk is possible and avalanche reports … Continue reading

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Wonderful tribute to Al Ward.

Yesterday I left early to go to a friends funeral in Onich near Glencoe. The rain was incredible it poured most of the day. The roads were flooded and it took care the hills were looking bare of snow and … Continue reading

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What can you do to ensure a safe day out? Have some procedures in place.

In my early days I  was very lucky as I was part of a bunch of folk who were taught very quickly that we all had to look after each other on the hills.  The RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team … Continue reading

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